Bayern Munich, Manchester City battle for Turkish talent (Sport)
Burak Ince is the “next big thing” out of Turkey. The 15-year-old has already established himself as a regular player with Altinordu in Turkey’s second division. Any transfer fee would be around €1.5 million. Leicester and Freiburg have been interested in Ince in the past. In September, he scored his first ever professional goal in a match against Eskisehirspor.
A move like this would be in line with Bayern’s youth policy of bringing in elite talent at a younger age and grooming them in Bayern’s academy. At this point, it’s hard to know what to make of a move like this, but the kid is already playing against grown men. That’s impressive in itself.
Bayern bids farewell to the Wiesn with players and wives!
Nothing like a few liters of beer with friends to wash away the taste of a bad result. This time, the Bayern team brought along their wives and girlfriends for the Wiesn fun.
- Robert Lewandowski and Anna Lewandowska about to drink dessert before dining. Photo by Marco Donato/Pool/Getty Images
- The Alcantaras. Photo by Marco Donato/Pool/Getty Images
- Karl-Heinz Rummenigge pondering Bayern’s next record payout for an Oktoberfest balloon. Photo by Marco Donato/Pool/Getty Images
- Healing Hans with the Boateng family. Photo by Marco Donato/Pool/Getty Images
- Sven and Lisa Ulreich Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images
- Jerome Boateng with his daughters Lamia and Soley in tow. Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images
- Pavard is toasting the bartender for this excellent pour. Photo by Marco Donato/Pool/Getty Images
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- Ivan the Pretty Good and his lovely wife Josipa. Photo by Marco Donato/Pool/Getty Images
- I’d be as happy as Hernandez too, if I was holding that beer. Photo by Marco Donato/Pool/Getty Images
- The King and his queen. Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images
- Nice smile for the camera, Josh. Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images
- A helpful waitress teaches Niklas Süle how to “convolve napkins,” as Getty helpfully puts it. Truly, Niklas is a versatile defender. Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images
- Niklas, you’re killing me. Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images
- Buds. Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images
- The Coutinho family — wait, is that Edmund Stoiber standing behind him? Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images
- Yeah, that totally was Edmund Stoiber. Imagine getting photobombed by the former Minister President of Bavaria! Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images
- David Alaba and his partner Shalimar Heppner. The happy couple is expecting a baby in the not-so-distant future. Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images
Ajax removes Hakim Ziyech’s release clause (AS)
All summer long, we saw that Europe’s biggest clubs were after Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech. Whether it was Bayern, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Manchester United or Manchester City, everyone wanted to grab the Moroccan's signature.
Over the summer, the 26-year-old signed a new contract to keep him at Ajax through the summer of 2022; now, however, with the removal of his release clause, Ajax obviously intends to cash in big-time before losing him on the cheap.
Sebastian Rode scores a spectacular goal for Eintracht
Erstwhile Bayern and BVB man Sebastian Rode scored a great goal to give Eintracht the lead in the second half of their match against Bremen. Alas, the guests eventually evened the score and left with a 2-2 draw, but the goal is nonetheless worth seeing.
OH MY! Sebastian Rode with an early contender for goal of the season for @eintracht_us.— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) October 6, 2019
WHAT. A. HIT. pic.twitter.com/USeThHerZ1
Hakim Ziyech’s screamer as seen from the stands (@TekkersMedia)
A few days ago, Hakim Ziyech scored an absolute screamer of a goal against Valencia in Ajax’s Champions League. Ajax won 3-0 in the end and is sitting pretty atop group H.
Ziyech’s beauty against Valencia filmed from the stands. What a goal. pic.twitter.com/dJsqf2wgOX— Tekkers (@TekkersMedia) October 4, 2019
Sure, he takes a lot of shots he probably shouldn’t, but, man, when one goes in...
AC Milan keeping tabs on Schalke's Ozan Kabak (Calciomercato/Fabrizio Romano)
Remember the defender Ozan Kabak at VfB Stuttgart who was (this and that), then suddenly was not headed for Bayern Munich? Well, he has not exactly managed to break through at Schalke yet, and AC Milan is apparently monitoring his willingness to stay on in Germany. Kabak began the season with an untimely foot injury and has played all of 12 minutes over two games as a late sub. The other three games for which he was available he sat on the bench. That must be a heavy fall back to earth after he played over 1,500 minutes for Stuttgart just last season, even if they were doomed to relegation.
Deutsche Mädels CRUSH Ukraine 8-0 (Sportschau)
Before the Bayern Buam played on Saturday morning, the German women’s team utterly crushed Ukraine 8-0 in their Euro 2021 qualifying campaign. 18-year-old Klara Bühl opened the scoring in the 7th minute and had a hat-trick just after the hour mark. Bayern’s own Lina Magull likewise scored a hat-trick, and teammates Giulia Gwinn and Melanie Leupolz both scored. In other words, all three Bayern Mädels in the starting lineup scored!
HAMMER!!! Herzlichen Glückwunsch @DFB_Frauen zum 8️⃣:0️⃣-EM-Quali-Sieg gegen die Ukraine!— FC Bayern Frauen (@FCBfrauen) October 5, 2019
3️⃣x trifft LINA MAGULL!
1️⃣x trifft GIULIA GWINN!
1️⃣x trifft MELANIE LEUPOLZ! #GERUKR #MiaSanMia #WEURO2021 pic.twitter.com/f5k1LraUIO
You can savor all eight goals from the DFB Frauen’s performance over at Sportschau.
FC Bayern II beats Eintracht Braunschweig to jump into 8th place in the 3.Liga!
If you missed our earlier coverage, Bayern II had themselves a hard-fought win against one of the toughest teams in the 3.Liga, Eintracht Braunschweig. The team hung on to a 1-0 lead and made it 2-0 with a very long shot (from Bayern’s own half) by Leon Dajaku. Things are looking very good for Bayern’s youth as they season playing against professionals.
Jungs, ihr seid der Wahnsinn! #FCBAmateure #FCBEBS #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/DBNNMgE7Xs— FC Bayern Campus (@FCBjuniorteam) October 6, 2019
Check out the full recap of the game here: